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Updated Sun, 16 Aug 2020 05:12 PM IST
Jagan Mohan Reddy (File Photo)
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Explain that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has proposed three capitals in the state. According to this proposal, Visakhapatnam has been proposed to be the working capital, Kurnool as the judicial capital and Amravati as the legislative capital. Ever since becoming Chief Minister, Reddy wanted to do it. But now after about 14 months, he has decided to complete the development work.
On 30 May 2019, with Jagan Mohan Reddy becoming the Chief Minister, thousands of crores of rupees of work were banned at various levels. These include eight-lane road connecting Amaravati to the highway, internal roads, trunk lines, culvert construction, buildings for the secretariat, official buildings for assembly and state government employees and housing for judges.
The farmers of Amravati have challenged the Jagan government's plan of this three capital in the High Court. These farmers have given about 34 thousand acres of land for the capital city. On August 4, the court had ordered the status quo of Amravati to remain till Friday, which was extended till August 27.
The petitioners said that the previous government had spent more than Rs 10,000 crore on various projects in Amravati and if the administrative capital was shifted from here to Visakhapatnam, the entire expenditure would be wasted. The High Court asked the Jagan government what the government would do with the buildings and structures that have been constructed.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jagan Mohan convened a high-level meeting of the Amravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority. During this time he instructed the officials to prepare an action plan on Amravati and raise financial resources to complete all pending works.